By Climbers, For Climbers

Metolius: Exceptional Climbing Equipment By Climbers, For Climbers

Built with a safety-first philosophy, Metolius has been revolutionizing climbing gear for over 35 years. Back in the 1980s, climbing equipment was very different than today: it was largely un-tested, uncomfortable, inadequate, or unavailable. Many solved this problem by making their own equipment, including Doug Philips. Doug realized early on that there was massive room for improvement in nearly every aspect of his gear, and in the early 1980s he began experimenting with new designs in his garage. His innovative new harnesses and hardware were such a game-changer in terms of safety, comfort, and functionality, that Doug quickly became unable to meet demand from the local climbers in his community. His small project soon grew into a full-blown company, which he named Metolius after a river by his house.


To this day, Metolius remains a game-changer. With that same drive to innovate and improve, Metolius constantly strives to create the strongest, safest, most bombproof gear in the world. At every opportunity they try to exceed the established safety standards while providing the highest level of performance by exhaustively testing and re-testing in the lab and out in the real world. The result is that every Metolius climbing nut, rope, cam, step, sling, harness, bag, backpack, grip, quickdraw, carabiner, tool, ascender, shelter, glove, and more is of the absolute highest quality and safety. You can place your trust in Metolius knowing you're climbing with one of the very best.


At, we carry a very wide range of Metolius products, and their climbing grips are very popular. Many of the climbers and adventurers who work at Outland USA love Metolius gear and highly recommend them. Give Metolius a try.

Metolius Climbing

A short lifestyle piece about Metolius, and the people who use their amazing climbing equipment.

 Questions & Tips

Q: What is the difference between a screw-on and bolt-on hold?

Bolt-on holds require a t-nut on the back of the wall, and can be moved interchangeably between holes. Screw-on holds are screwed on from the front of the wall, and cannot be moved around on the wall without leaving screw holes.

Q: Can I use your climbing holds outside?

No, unfortunately, you cannot. The hold material may fade or become damaged, and the hardware will rust. For holds specifically made for outdoor use, try Atomik Climbing.

Q: Is it okay to use carabiners that have been dropped?

Unfortunately, the only way to know if dropped carabiners are fit for use is to test them to their breaking point. It's best to inspect dropped gear for dings and significant trauma. If only light scratching is visible and gate action is still good, there is a good chance it is fit for usage. Remember, only you know what your gear has been through and if there is any doubt, it's best to retire the gear rather than take a risk.

Q: Does Metolius offer cam repair?

Yes, reach out to us and we can help you send in your cams for repair. If you do, plan on two weeks in the shop, plus shipping.

Metolius Warranty Information

For non-warranty exchanges and returns, please see our policy here.

If you believe you have a warranty claim, please reach out to us directly here.

Limited Warranty

METOLIUS warrants that the product will meet the specifications stated in the instructions and information, and METOLIUS agrees to replace the product free of charge if the product does not conform to the specifications. Notice for replacement must be given within 60 days after the discovery of the defect. In consideration of the above warranties by METOLIUS, the buyer agrees to and accepts the following conditions:

That this warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied;


That the buyer's sole remedy shall be to obtain replacement of the product free of charge from METOLIUS; and That this remedy is in lieu of all other remedies or claims for damages, consequential or otherwise, which the buyer may have against METOLIUS. METOLIUS shall have no liability for Any loss or injury caused, in whole or in part, by its actions, omissions, or negligence, or for contingencies beyond its control;

METOLIUS is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of shipping. During the warranty period, the unit will be repaired or replaced by METOLIUS at no charge as long as the unit has not suffered accidental damage, abuse, abnormal wear and tear, or misapplication after inspection by Metolius. Such damage will be repaired at the purchaser's expense. Opening or altering the Product in any away voids this warranty. The warranty extends only to you, the original purchaser. It is not transferable to anyone who subsequently purchases the METOLIUS product from you.

Metolius Harness Sizing Chart

xs24 -27 "61 - 69 cm
small27 - 30"69 - 76 cm
medium30 - 33"76 - 84 cm
large33 - 37"84 - 94 cm
xl37 - 41"94 - 104 cm